In 1891, John Browning designed a new rifle that fed not from a tube magazine but from a box magazine. Box magazines were a relatively new concept with James Paris Lee leading the field.
This one-of-a-kind Browning prototype uses the same locking mechanism as the Winchester 1886 and is in 'musket' configuration.
In this video Matt takes a look at the rifle and explains how it's unusual magazine design works.
Check out the accompanying blog for this video here: http://armourersbench.com
Many thanks to the Cody Firearms Museum for letting us take a look at the rifle, check out their newly refurbished museum - https://centerofthewest.org/explore/firearms/
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The Armourer's Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world.